Colombo bourse salutes new Sri Lanka President

9 January 2015 - 358   - 0

SRI LANKA-ELECTIONSri Lanka’s share market was upbeat on Friday with turnover soaring to close to Rs 2.7 billion turnover just as common opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena was declared the winner at Thursday’s presidential poll. Sirisena beat incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa, securing 51 per cent of the vote. Both indices gained in the morning maintaining the momentum since the beginning of the week, with the ASPI moving 1.16 per cent up to record 7,585.59 at 11.30 am while the S&P SL20 index gained 2.47 per cent to post 4,289.49.     SRI LANKA-ELECTION

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

UK warns against moves to implement death penalty

The UK foreign office has warned that Sri Lanka would lose its global reputation as a tourist and business hub if the death penalty is implemented ...

26 June 2019 - Views : 19

AG agrees to amend indictments against former Defence Sec. Gotabhaya

26 June 2019

Education Ministry official denies revealing details on school text books before PCoI

26 June 2019

Indian fishing vessels seized off Delft Islands

26 June 2019



Features & Analysis

A helmeted mass

When I applied to cover the religion beat, I never thought I’d have to wear a helmet to do my job. But ...

Army personnel complete Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training

The Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya as a supportive follow-up of the 7th Army to Army Staff ...

Monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on Climate Change and our responsibility

The monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will take place today at the BMICH on the them...

Ministry of Crab to hold fundraiser for Easter victims at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July

Ministry of Crab, will hold a fundraiser for victims of this year’s Sri Lanka attacks with a charity pop-up res...